U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
FL
A 28-year-old female asked:

can dry eye be managed completely? meaning minimal symptoms while on treatment artificial tears, plugs, etc?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Can be managed: Dry eye is part of the evolution of the eye as one ages. Management is multi-pronged and usually is successful. While cure is unlikely, the bodily chemistry does evolve and many cases of eye dryness will spontaneously go away. But that takes a long time and good management, with a lot of work on your part, will make everything improve.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Nov 5, 2015

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.